Prison Supervisor has been freed of Drug Charges

A prison supervisor has been freed of possession of a controlled drug. The charge dates back to September of 2012, when Donald Gillett was allegedly caught entering the prison with fifty grams of cannabis inside his tennis shoes. At the time, the officer who discovered the drugs was said to be Raydon Valencia. But when Valencia took the witness stand yesterday, he told the court that he wasn’t the officer who reportedly caught Gillett. Even more than that, Valencia testified that the substance he weighed was not the reported fifty grams, but sixty grams and contained both cannabis and fonto leaves. The officer’s story had too many inconsistencies and Gillett’s attorney subsequently filed a no case submission, which was upheld by Magistrate Adolph Lucas.

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